Hi Vikram, yes I agree, iontophoresis is the best hyperhidrosis treatment in the long run! Your account of your treatment history is very interesting. I have always thought that bad type of tap water can be “fixed” by adding supplements to it, but seeing how that didn't help in your case, I guess I was wrong.
I never had issues with pain, but…[Read more]
Seeing another comment on this website gave me an idea that is sort of a hint for all newbies who would like to try out iontophoresis for hyperhidrosis.
I just realized that renting has one big advantage over buying an iontophoresis device: you are free to try out various devices and compare how well they do for you! So, for instance, you can…[Read more]
I am sorry, but I don't think that this is normal, especially if the shocks are as intense as you describe them to be (like jolting your hands out of the water).
Can you set the current to lower settings, or is everything completely pre-set and automatic, as you describe it? Iontophoresis for sweaty hands can cause some pain if your skin is…[Read more]
Wallace Trent replied to the topic Is Iontophoresis the best solution for sweaty hands? in the forum Iontophoresis Forum 5 years, 7 months ago
First of all, I don't think it's possible to say that iontophoresis for sweaty hands is the single best way to treat excessive sweat on your palms. There is no general rule, no simple way to say that everyone's hyperhidrosis should be treated like this or like that. However, for many people, iontophoresis works great when used on…[Read more]
Wallace Trent started the topic Any thoughts on "Iontophoresis Electro Antiperspirant"? in the forum Iontophoresis Forum 6 years, 3 months ago
A new device for Iontophoresis, called Electro Antiperspirant is being mentioned recently. Apparently it can be used on sweaty hands and feet, and sweaty armpits, head, etc… I never heard of this device before, and personally don't know of anyone who uses it. If anyone on this site has some firsthand experience doing iontophoresis with this…[Read more]
Uh I never heard of anyone overdosing on iontophoresis… I do know of some cases where people get “used” to the treatments, stop for a few weeks, then start again and blam – the results are back!
Still, you using this for what, a few weeks? That doesn't seem like a long enough time to get “used” to it.
Wait and see how it goes. Maybe the change…[Read more]
Very good stuff, thanks for sharing. Most of this I already know, though frankly I have never cleaned electrodes that thoroughly. Ah, it's never too late to start..!
Also, from these listed points it is clear why stainless steel electrodes have a reputation that they are much easier to clean. 😆 I will make sure to keep that in mind when…[Read more]
First to answer your question – with practice. While your device is turned off, just take the plates, pour some water in and set your hands as if you were getting a treatment. Every part of your palms that usually sweats needs to be submerged into water! Experiment (pouring water in and out) until you get that perfect water level.
Then, pour the…[Read more]
Wallace Trent replied to the topic Can one have multiple Iontophoresis treatments simultaneously? in the forum Iontophoresis Forum 6 years, 4 months ago
I never had the need to run multiple iontophoresis treatments at the same time, but I do believe that you are unfortunately right – you would need 2 machines for what you described.
I imagine it would be clumsy to perform that. Why the need to treat all three areas at once? Just get one versatile device and then run one treatment for hands & feet…[Read more]
I think Idromed is the smallest and the lightest one, but I can't tell for sure since I did not use it firsthand. What is the size of your budget? If you want to buy a top class iontophoresis device, it is probably going to be very expensive – maybe you can keep an eye on various ads to catch a second-hand one?
In general, any 1% hydrocortisone hand cream should be good! 🙂 I suggest you try several creams and find the one that works best for you.
First get the cream, then pause with iontophoresis treatments (and maybe even antiperspirants) until your skin heals. Use the cream regularly and resume the treatments. I believe the regular use of a cream…[Read more]
Wallace Trent replied to the topic Fischer Galvanic: Analog (MD-1a) VS. Digital (MD-2) in the forum Hyperhidrosis Forum 6 years, 6 months ago
Heyya, please toss a look at my review of MD-1a. That's my experience with this device in a nutshell, and I really don't know what else to add. If you have any specific questions feel free to ask me. I've had this for years so I could probably help you. 😀
Tap water – in the end it works well and it's the cheapest option, too. Considering that I've been doing iontophoresis for many years now, I'm glad I don't have to buy a special brand of bottled water or some medicine. It would cost me a fortune by now.
I heard that some people add antiperspirant solutions to the water
Yeah, some people do this.…[Read more]
Wallace Trent replied to the topic Excessive sweating as a symptom of serious medical condition in the forum Hyperhidrosis Forum 6 years, 6 months ago
As a hyperhidrosis veteran, I've also known for a long time that my condition is strictly primary hyperhidrosis. I agree with you – it's best to consult a physician as soon as heavy sweating becomes a noticeable hindrance. Apart from giving your mind a rest, a doctor can also give you a prescription for antiperspirants, an iontophoresis machine, and so on.
Similar to Twinkle, I have a combination of palmar hyperhidrosis and plantar hyperhidrosis. Also, my armpits stay perfectly dry only when I use over the counter antiperspirants, so maybe my armpits also sweat too much. I agree that it's not so rare to have overactive sweat glands in more than one spot.
Well excuse me for barging into your little boys’ club, but what’s the difference between antiperspirants for men and antiperspirants for women?
I get it. This is directed at me since I'm the one who started the topic. Well, it wasn't my intention to be sexist and I'm sorry if it appeared that way.
In my experience (and as you probably kno…[Read more]
You could say hyperhidrosis is a thing in our family, so 2-3 of us make a small supportive network, share treatment machines and tips and so on. Mostly it's palmar hyperhidrosis, but mild axillary hyperhidrosis is also an issue.
Just like Pete said, we don't tend to talk a lot about our profuse sweating to “outsiders” in real life. It's a private…[Read more]
Wallace Trent replied to the topic Have you tried Iontophoresis? DId it work for you? in the forum Hyperhidrosis Forum 6 years, 6 months ago
A fresh update: don't miss out on Robert's new post – this is a good overview of Iontophoresis machines on the market. 🙂
As I already said, I have a Fisher (older version, though). Not sure how good a home-made Iontophoresis machine is – some say these aren't as effective as the “real” professional ones. Hey, but I bet they can be useful if you…[Read more]
Iontophoresis ended my quest for a sweaty hands cure, so I will try to remember how I dealt with palmar hyperhidrosis before.
1) Rubbing in antiperspirant into my palms before sleep. It would help even if I would wash hands the next morning
2) Wearing a special pair of gloves, made from a speed-drying fabric.
3) Cooling the hands regularly -…[Read more]
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